School choice and Florida school vouchers identifying perceptions and attitudes of public school personnel, parents, and students in a northwest Florida school district /
SCHOOL CHOICE AND FLORIDA SCHOOL VOUCHERS:
IDENTIFYING PERCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL
PERSONNEL, PARENTS, AND STUDENTS IN A NORTHWEST FLORIDA
Carolyn Walters Webster
Attitudes and concerns of public education stakeholders regarding Florida’s
statewide voucher program were the focus of this research. Participants in the study
included public school administrators (n = 15), teachers (n = 134), parents (n = 37), and
students (n = 47), who responded to a Likert-type survey. The survey consisted of 39
quantitative items related to school reform and choice, school vouchers, and Florida’s
voucher program, plus an open-ended qualitative question in which respondents
addressed personal concerns.
The data were analyzed using ANOVA and a Tukey HSD post-hoc test.
Statistically significant results were obtained on 34 out of the 39 survey items indicating
differences in respondents’ level of agreement with the survey issues. Respondents’
personal concerns were determined from the open-ended discussion question.
School:University of West Florida
School Location:USA - Florida
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:university of west florida educational vouchers school choice
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